David Mitchell

Guest Blogger

Founder, CEO and President, Better Outcomes for OUR Kids

Atlanta, Georgia

David Mitchell is the founder, CEO and president of Better Outcome for OUR Kids (BOOK).

Better Outcomes for OUR Kids works with both traditional and public charter schools to increase parent and community involvement in their local schools. The goal of the organization is to leverage its credibility to make strong statements and stances on educational outcomes and school choice in the African-American community. BOOK serves as an advocate and surrogate for parents and communities who are looking to create school choice opportunities by leveraging the public dollars spent on educating their children.

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Posted May 17, 2018

Did Brown v. Board Really Produce Better Outcomes for Our Black Students?

I sometimes ponder whether or not Brown v. Board of Education was the worst thing that ever happened to African-American…

By David Mitchell

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Posted Mar. 29, 2018

We Could Make Every Public School Feel Like Wakanda

Since its release, there have been several pieces that have reflected on the success of “Black Panther.” But one thing…

By David Mitchell

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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